Name:   Raphael (now Jax)  

Description:   ~ Puppy, born Nov 29, 2013 ~ NOW ADOPTED

Raphael is currently doing his job... tussling with his siblings for the best nursing spot, squeaking, grunting, sleeping and eliminating all that he eats. He must stay with his mama until at least 8 weeks old and will then need to be neutered before adoption.

Like all puppies, Raphael is just crazy cute but will in fact, eat your sofa, pee on your Persian rug, and turn your yard into a lunar landscape. It's hard not to be sucked in by the cute factor, but please give careful consideration to whether you are up to the challenge a puppy will impose on your home for the next several months. They require as much diligence as a human baby to keep them out of harm's way - as well as keeping your belongings out of harm's way. Puppies require loving patience (never physical discipline) as they learn what is acceptable behavior and what is not. Raphael will not always be young, healthy and cute. He will one day be gray of face, may limp with arthritis and need long term medications. He needs a home that will be committed to him for his ENTIRE life - which will likely be 14-15 years or more.

If you are interested in adopting Raphael, you may submit an application now, but we WILL NOT allow him to go to his new home until he is weaned and neutered - in February. Preference will be given to those with puppy experience, and we discourage the placement of puppies in apartments due to the noise and activity level of young dogs. Your neighbors will thank us.

Posted: 12/15/13